What's In Store This Autumn At Chatsworth
Author: Robert Hale
What's in Store This Autumn at Chatsworth
Chatsworth has an exciting line up of events coming up this autumn with plenty to keep visitors of all ages and interests happy. Whether it’s spooky half term happenings in the farmyard; monumental sculpture in the 105 acre garden or inspiring insights into the world of art from the new literature festival, Art Out Loud.
Here's a taste of what's coming up. For more information on visiting the house, garden and farmyard visit  
Beyond Limits: 14 September to 25 October 2015
The 10th anniversary of the monumental sculpture exhibition is the biggest
staged to date by Sotheby’s at Chatsworth. Guest curated by Tim Marlow, the Director of
Artistic Programmes at The Royal Academy of Arts, Beyond Limits: The Landscape of
British Sculpture 1950-2015 will feature more than 30 monumental sculptures by
Britain’s leading artists woven into the landscape of the famous garden at Chatsworth.
Exhibits will be on display from 11am-6pm every day at no extra charge beyond normal
garden admission.
Art Out Loud: 18 September to 20 September 2015
The stellar cast for a major new literary festival dedicated to art includes 20 of art’s leading
makers, curators and writers. Inspired by the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire's passion for
art, speakers at Art Out Loud include Turner Prize winner Grayson Perry CBE;
contemporary conceptual artist and painter Michael Craig-Martin; writer and BBC Arts Editor
Will Gompertz; Royal Academy Director Tim Marlow; novelists Esther Freud
and Hannah Rothschild. Talks will take place in a marquee on the private South lawn and in
the historic Theatre. Tickets are £12.50 per talk and include entry to garden.
Half Term Halloween Hoot: 24 October to 1 November 2015
Chatsworth has ghoulish fun lurking around every corner this October half term. Discover the Halloween trail through the house with man traps, a 16th Century book of spells and more. In the garden find hidden pumpkins, dare to enter the abandoned tunnel and listen to spooky storytelling. And with spooky crafts and fright flights in the farmyard and adventure playground, there is plenty of Halloween fun in store all week.
Chatsworth Fire Garden & Fireworks: 31 October to 1 November 2015
Explosive fire dancing; a glowing landscape of fiery sculptures to explore; a stunning Halo Glow Show performed by virtuoso circus artists and energetic street theatre performers will make up some the never seen before entertainment at Chatsworth ahead of its annual Fireworks Display. Visitors can expect to be drawn into a whole evening of fiery fun with the Ring Mistress presiding over the event with jokes, audience participation and the all important countdown to the fireworks. Tickets are £12.50 children; £16 adult.
For more information and ticketing options, visit